Master Swordsmiths Show Off Evangelion“Spear of Longinus” Reproduction

3.3 meter weapon took a master swordsmith 6 months and 20 swords worth of steel to make

Earlier this month, we carried the news that, from July 14 to September 17, the Bizen Osafune Japanese Sword Museum in Setouchi will showcase swords made by craftsmen based on anime weapons. The centerpiece of this exhibit will be a three-meter-long, 30-kilogram recreation of Evangelion's Spear of Longinus. That work has now been unveiled.


While the anime's weapon measured 70 meters, the reproduction is smaller but still a hefty 3.3 meter. The weapon took a master swordsmith 6 months and 20 swords worth of steel to make.


The exhibition will also feature the work of 50 craftspeople from across the country, with 18 other swords being produced.




What anime weapon would you like you like to see a master swordsmith reproduce?


via Art of Swords and Asashi 

Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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